You can guess the size of the heaviest in the world pumpkin? A butternut squash, a type of pumpkin, has been declared the world’s heaviest at 104.5 pounds (47.4 kg), according to the Guinness World Records web site
A US farmer Derek Ruthruff has been awarded the record for growing the world’s heaviest pumpkin vegetable, which is equivalent to about eight medium-sized pumpkins, the website noted.
Known botanically as Cucurbita Moschata, squash is a typically peanut-shaped fruit that is enjoyed as vegetablewhich usually vary in size from 3 to 5 pounds (1.3 to 2.2 kg).
Grown from a seed from the former record butternut that weighed 55.5 pounds (25.1 kg), which was grown by Christopher Brown in 2020, the giant pumpkin was planted on April 15, 2022 and pollinated linize just over three months later, on July 21. 2022.
Ruthruff, who has been growing Atlantic giant pumpkins For four years, he wanted to set the record as an example to his children that if you put your heart into something and work hard, anything is possible, according to the records site.
Although he is not new to growing large-sized vegetables and has even grown a pumpkin that weighs 1,778.5 pounds (806.7 kg), it was after watching Christopher initially grow a gigantic pumpkin that Ruthruff decided try the registration yourself, the website mentioned.
“I’ve always loved pumpkin,” Ruthruff told the record site as he shared that his wife Erin, who is a chef, “has never made a pumpkin dish that I didn’t like.”
“Winter pumpkin it’s one of my favorite foods, especially when it’s roasted in the oven with onions, carrots and garlic,” he said in the same interview.
What went into growing the vegetable?
According to Ruthruff, plant maintenance from weeding to vine training is time-consuming and requires daily input. “Missing a few days of vine maintenance during peak growth will leave you with a mess of vines,” he said. GuinnessWorldRecords.com.
“The pumpkin is still intact and riding around with me in my truck. The plan is to find a qualified chef with an oven big enough to bake the monster,” he said as he hoped to set “another record for the largest stuffed pumpkin, or most people fed on a single pumpkin while we’re at it.” .
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